Psy rocked the Today Show earlier this morning with a killer performance of his mega-hit “Gangnam Style”, working up a huge crowd of eager Psypporters while you stayed at home like a bitter bitch, eating your breakfast alone and cursing K-pop to yourself.
Psy also sat down for a cute interview with one of the show’s hosts, politely chatting in Engrish and charming the audience with his endearing personality (and not throwing gum at his fans).
“Gangnam Style” has become a bona fide global sensation, surprising both K-pop’s biggest supporters and most staunch naysayers. The video is now up to 170 million views on Youtube, while the song has reached a new peak of No. 2 on iTunes. According to Billboard, “Gangnam Style” is set to shift around 100,000 copies by the time the next chart is compiled, which will further increase it’s position on the Hot 100 (it currently sits No. 64).
While “Gangnam Style” is now dominating iTunes, Youtube, and now TV screens, radio is still hesitant to give the song the kind of airplay that any other English-language song with the same kind of success would be garnering right now. Hopefully radio can start actually giving people what they so clearly want by embracing “Gangnam Style”, because it’d be a shame for the hit not to reach its full chart potential just because of poor airplay.
Check out Psy’s Today Show debut below.